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PORTSMOUTH: Scarlett Rose School of Dance, 120, London Road, North End. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission: £4 (inc tea/coffee). 07411 468 497.


COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by The Solent Aviation Art Society. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. The Lawrence Archive: a window onto our past. Celebrating over 100 years of photography by J C Lawrence & Sons. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth ... devoted to the beautiful game. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.


HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2D (12A); 7.15pm. Bilbo Baggins embarks on an epic quest. (01428) 642161 for further details.


HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. Bully Wee Band. Folk. Admission £12.50, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk. PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm doors-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents (10 year anniversary): Mr B, 7.20pm; Ade Cull, 7.30pm; Camino de la Catrina, 7.40pm; Chris Pitt, 7.50pm; Miggi, 8pm; Alfie Ordinary (Antony), 8.10pm; The Beth Oliver Band, 8.20pm; Ian Scarbro, 8.30pm; The Monkey Butlars, 8.40pm; Smiley Campbell and Liam Robins, 8.50pm; Paddy Taylor, 9pm; Rory Kennard and The Ma Flu Band, 9.10pm; Vita, 9.20pm; Andy Matheson, 9.30pm; Ashley and Serena, 9.40pm; Alan Roberson, 9.50pm-10pm; Stuart Lineham (George), 10.10pm; Bemis, 10.20pm; Leigh Mary Stokes, 10.30pm; Jimmy Stuart, 10.40pm; Jay Munday, 10.50pm; Jam Session, 11pm-midnight. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Herbie Armstrong and friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. We The Kings. Plus special guests: Natives; and Blitz Kids. Admission £12.50. (023) 9286 3911.


FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. 7.30pm. Guys and Dolls. Presented by Farnham Operatic Society. Admission £12-£14. (01252) 745444.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. Surprises. Written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn. Admission: £15-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.30pm. Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates. A traditional pantomime by Alan P Frayn, presented by HIADS. Admission £7, concs. (023) 9246 6363.

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, Portsmouth Road (PO8 9LJ). 7.30pm. A Royal Flush. A comedy by Anne Knight, presented by Horndean Amateur Theatrical Society. (023) 9278 5800.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. A new production. Admission: £22-£52. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Evita. Presented by The Petersfield School. Admission £6, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Lettice and Lovage. An award-winning comedy by Peter Shaffer. Admission: £9. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.


OLD PORTSMOUTH: Becket Hall, Cathedral House, St Thomas’ Street. 2.45pm. One Woman’s Legacy to Animal Welfare. Talk by Amy Henson, organised by the Portsmouth Cathedral Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £3. (023) 9285 1177.

PORTSMOUTH: meet Mountbatten Centre, Twyford Avenue. 2pm. Walk with Friends. Two/three mile walk. WFH accredited. All ages and abilities welcome. New walkers please arrive early to register. 07703 443 988.

PORTSMOUTH: meet Scott Road car park (off Military Road by The News Centre). 10.30am. Hilsea Lines Walk. Uneven footpaths take you around ‘Foxes Forest’ with its abundance of wildlife. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: meet Southsea Community Centre, St Paul’s Square, King Street. 10.30am. Walk with Friends. Two/three mile walk. WFH accredited. All ages and abilities welcome. New walkers please arrive early to register. 07703 443 988.